Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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A letter carrier who delivered a package to a law office prior to an explosion says it didn't occur to him what he'd been carrying until he heard the next day that a letter bomb had gone off.

James Watson testified he was on his regular route when he dropped off a package about the size of his palm in a bubble-wrapped envelope at the office of lawyer Maria Mitousis.

The next day, he was on the same route and heard sirens and saw police outside the law firm. When he went home and turned on the news, he heard that Mitousis had been seriously injured, losing a hand, when a mail bomb detonated in her office.

Guido Amsel has pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and several explosives-related charges after letter bombs were sent to two Winnipeg law firms and his ex-wife's workplace in July 2015. (CTV Winnipeg)



Final arguments have been made at the trial of a 19-year-old who is accused of fatally stabbing 17-year-old Brett Bourne during a fight at Kelvin High School in Winnipeg two years ago.

The defence argues the accused was just trying to protect a friend, but the Crown says it wasn't reasonable to bring a knife to a schoolyard fight.

The accused has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

The judge is expected to read her charge to the jury tomorrow, then it will be up to the jurors to decide the accused's fate. (CTV Winnipeg)



The Opposition wants to know why Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is still using a private email server to do government business after saying he would stop.

Wall sent emails to his staff from a private server in September.

The premier's office says that's because his government email was down intermittently for two weeks.

Interim N-D-P Leader Nicole Sarauer says the party filed a freedom-of- information request for technical difficulties related to the premier's government email in September and was told there's no evidence of his email being down. …

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